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Emergency Medical ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Technology Certificate Program Paramedic Program Description The Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic (EMT-P) certificate program at the South Campus is designed to meet the 1998 national standard for emergency medical training. Paramedics staff pre-hospital mobile advanced life support units, as well as emergency industrial health and safety units. Also, many paramedics assume other roles in clinical settings. This program's primary objective is to prepare students to become cer- tified as paramedics and effective components in the delivery of pre-hos- pital advanced life support. Full-Time (day & evening programs) - The 2-semester, 52-week EMT- P program begins in August and concludes 13 months later, the follow- ing August. During the first 32 weeks (first semester), there is a mixture of lecture and laboratory work. In addition to class work, the student will also perform clinical rotations through various Emergency Departments, Morgue, Labor & Delivery rooms, Operating rooms of affiliated hospi- tals and the Gross Anatomy Lab at Daemen College. The last 20 weeks (second semester) is primarily spent in the hospital • Applicants must not have any convictions for any crime or crimes clinical setting and Field Internship clinical rotations. There will be some related to murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual abuse, theft, time spent in a lab setting performing assessment-based management robbery, drug abuse or the sale of drugs, or currently be under and the mandated NYS final practical examination. The majority of charges for any such crime. (Section 800,6f,State EMS Code.) graduates staff pre-hospital advanced life support paramedic units or • It is strongly encouraged that candidates have as much field work in industrial health settings. Approximately 25 percent of previous EMT patient care experience as possible, (NOT DRIVING). graduates have completed higher college degrees, many eventually Experience has demonstrated that candidates with minimal becoming physicians, physician's assistants, registered nurses, emergency EMT patient contact experience, have a much more difficult medical service supervisors, and hospital administrators. time meeting program requirements. Being an active member of a volunteer, municipal, or commercial EMT unit prior to Accreditation applying is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! • American Heart Association Basic CPR Qualification Competencies Required • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Qualification Complete the ECC math placement test with a code of MTLV2 or high- • American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life er. If you do not score at the MTLV2 level or higher on the placement Support Qualification test you may. • State University of New York Certificate - EMT Paramedic a. Enroll in and successfully complete the ECC non-credit math • NYS Health Department Certification - EMT Paramedic course MT 001 prior to the start of the Paramedic program. • American Academy of Emergency Physicians'- International b. Study on your own material similar to the content of the pretest Trauma Life Support - Advanced Provider Qualification and retake the pretest to score at the MTLV2 level. The Math pretest may be waived if you meet one of the following: Special Admission a. Scored 500 pts. or higher on the math section *OR* Requirements/Prerequisites b. Previously successfully completed a college level math course *OR* • Student must contact the college admissions department for c. Passed the NYS Math Regents examination with a score of preliminary advisement. 85% (B) or higher within the last 3 years. • Student must seek an interview and advisement with the EMT department faculty prior to registration. English Competencies Required • Student must meet all of the following prerequisites: • Complete the ECC English placement test with a code of • Current Basic EMT certification WRLV3 and RELV3 or higher • High school diploma or its equivalent If you do not score at the WRLV3 and RELV3 level or higher, you may: • Be physically fit to provide advanced pre-hospital a. Enroll in and successfully complete the English non-credit courses emergency medical care. A physical examination by a as indicated by pre-testing, prior to the start of the Paramedic physician is required, with appropriate immunizations. program. • A student who has previously attended ECC must be in good OR academic standing. b. Retake the pretest. 11/06 Questions? Call (716) 851-1ECC or Visit our website at www.ecc.edu The English placement test may be waived if you meet one of the fol- • Properly manage central nervous system injuries to lowing: include immobilizing devices (B,A,P) a. Scored 500 pts or greater on the English section of the SAT • Properly manage soft tissue injuries (B,A,P) *OR * • Properly manage orthopedic emergencies to include splinting b. Previously successfully completed a college level English techniques (B,A,P) course *OR* • Assist in normal and abnormal obstetrical deliveries(B,A,P) c. Passed the NYS English \Regents exam with a score of 85 % • Manage psychiatric emergencies (B,A,P) (B) or higher within the last 3 years • Manage violence containment (B,A,P) • Perform chest decompression (A,P) Satisfactory completion of the Basic EMT certification and field experi- • Operate radio communications equipment (B,A,P) ence DOES NOT guarantee admission into the Intermediate or • Perform as a team member (B,A,P) Paramedic certification programs. • Explain role of medical direction (A,P) • The Basic EMT certificate course is offered on all three • Demonstrate written communication procedure (B,A,P) campuses as are other EMT program electives • Demonstrate the ability to provide an accurate written • Application for ECC graduate status is required prior to NYS Patient Care Report (PCR). (B,A,P) Certification exam • Clinical sites require verification of physical exam and NOTES: immunizations. B = Basic EMT/D A = EMT/Intermediate Degree: Certificate P = EMT Paramedic Hegis: 5299 Curriculum Code: 0983 Total Degree Credits: 39.5 CURRICULUM PARAMEDIC Campus Location: South - Day and Evening Programs First Semester (August to March) Prerequisite: Basic EMT offered at: City, North, South EG 099 Introduction, Pathophysiology & Lifespan Development (3 cr) Upon completion of EMT course or courses, the graduate will prove EG 101 Advanced Airway Mgmt. Lab (1 cr) competency in those skills pertinent to his/her level of training as indi- EG 103 Patient Assessment (2 cr) cated below (See Notes for explanation.) EG 104 Patient Assessment Lab (1 cr) • Properly conduct a patient history, physical examination, EG 105 Pharmacology (2 cr) and properly manage medical and trauma patients (B,A,P) EG 106 Pharmacology Lab (1 cr) • Perform proper Body Substance Isolation (B,A,P) EG 107 Respiratory & Cardiology (2 cr) • Perform peripheral venipuncture using an angiocatheter, EG 108 Respiratory & Cardiac Lab (1 cr) butterfly, saline trap, and vacutainer (A,P) EG 109 Paramedic Clinical I (1 cr) • Perform umbilical vein catheterization (P) EG 110 Paramedic Clinical II (1 cr) • Apply MAST trousers (B,A,P) EG 200 EMS Operations (3 cr) • Perform intramuscular, subcutaneous, IV push injections, EG 204 Medical Emergencies II (2 cr) IV infusions, aerosolized, oral and topical medication EG 205 Medical Emergencies II Lab (1 cr) administration (P) • Calculate drug dosages (P) Second Semester (March to August) • Perform basic and/or advanced airway techniques to include, EG 201 Trauma (2 cr) but not limited to, esophageal obturator airway, endotracheal EG 202 Trauma Lab (1 cr) intubation and LMA (B,A,P) EG 203 Medical Emergencies I (4 cr) • Initiate oxygen therapy utilizing the appropriate equipment (B,A,P) EG 206 Paramedic Clinical III (2 cr) • Perform CPR (B,A,P) EG 302 Paramedic Clinical IV (2.5 cr) • Perform defibrillation and cardiac monitoring (B,A,P) EG 303 Paramedic Ambulance Field Internship (7 cr) • Perform cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing, 12 lead EKG (P) • Interpret patient electrocardiograms and initiate proper treatment (B,A,P (716) 851-1ECC www.ecc.edu Erie Community College is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, admissions and employment. 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